The Omaha guide. (Omaha, Neb.) 1927-19??, September 21, 1946, Image 1

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Entered as 2nd Class matter at Post-Office. Omaha. Nebraska, Under Act of
March 8, 1874. PUBLISHING OFFICES AT 2420 t.KANT ST., Omaha. Nebr.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 21, 1946 Ourl9th Year—No. 33
-uiirlo I ntaroct Near|y 5»000 votes
” llllwl vwl Cast in Beauty Contest!
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Latest Beauty Contest Entries
Other Pictures on p. 3
Almiia (.ole, “Wiss Roosevelt Post No 30
American Legion”
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Rowena Sudduth, “Miss U.P.W.A.-C.I.O.
Number 8”
| Meat
Editor's Note: The Omaha Guide
in its desire to get information re
garding the current meat shortage
presents the following interview by
one of our staff for our readers—
Price control on meat is more
important than it has been at any
time in the four years OPA has
been in existence, declared Edwin
F. Moran, district director in an
exduaive interview this week with
the Omaha Goide
"In a period of short supply, such
as we now face, it is more than
ever important that every perstih,
particularly those of low income,
have an opportunity to buy their
fair share of meat at legitimate
prices." he said.
’Sixty days without price con- i
trol brought into the market in
July and August the cattle and
hogs that would normally have
come Into the market in September
October and November.
The meat situation can be lik
ened to the boom and bust we all
"We have had lots of meat av-1
•liable on the counter* at boom pri
era daring the period when price
controls were not in force. We were
meat hungry and we had a won
derful time, t uying meat at ap
proximately 70 per cent above the
ceiling price* because there were
no cefiinv in force*. Moran said.
'But our boom in meat like all
booms must have a bust.
"We wanted meat, we bought
meat and consumed meat. Now it
is gone The bud has followed the
boom Neither the OPA. the Dept,
of Agriculture nor can anyone re
store the meat we have consumed.
"The newspapers and the radio
are doing a wonderful Job of tell
ing the people that the meat sup
ply is short, that there may even
be a famine.
"And here are the figures from
the Department of Agriculture that ;
tell the story:
"On April 1 of this year there]
were 17 percent fewer cattle on |
the feed lots In the 11 corn belt ;
states than a year earlier. On Aug
ust 1 there were 45 percent fewer'
cattle on these lots than on the I
same date in 1JS5.
But in spite of the fewer avail- |
able cattle, we butchered eight per j
cent more cattle in July and Aug-.
ust of this year than we did in the
same period last year. That eight j
per cent greater slaughter, how- j
ever, produced only five per cent
more pounds of meat, because far
mers rushed in with half-fattened
steers, old bulls, and anything and
everything they wanted to get off
the farm".
The same thing was true with
respect to hogs Moran pointed out.
With 10 per cent fewer hogs on
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Adelaide Murdock, “Miss Ned’s Cafe”
Erma Smith, “Miss W aiters Key Club”
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Veteran Omaha Real Estate Dealer
George W. Watson Dies
From left to right: Mr. George
W. Watson, deceased, shown with
lifelong friends Messrs. C. C. Gal
loway and Irvin W. Gray. This
photo was taken last June while
’Mr. Gray was visiting vin the
city from Chicago.
Mr. George Watson, 70, veteran,
Omaha real estate dealer, of 2413 j
(Lake St. who underwent a major
operation at St. Joseph hospital
last week died Wednesday morn
ing, September 18th.
Mr. Watson had lived in Omaha
for 45 years. Funeral services will
be held at St. Philips church Mon
day morning at 10 a. m. Arrange
ments by Myers Funeral Home.
Pallbearers: J. L. Taylor; C. C.
Galloway; Irvin Gray of Chicago;
Shirley Kennedy; Guy Robbins;
Henry Black. Officiating will be
Rev. Shirley G. Sanchez. Intern
ment, Forest Lawn Cemetery.
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Omaha Guide & AMVETS Post 2
Prepare For Royal Victory Dance
At AMVETS Hall September 30th
26 Candidates Nominated for Finals
Many Organizations Participating
Dining Car Waiters, Roosevelt Post American Legion &
Auxiliary, CIO, Albright and Telephone Employees
To Sponsor New Entries.
Twenty-six of Omaha's most at
tractive young ladies have been
nominated and qualified to compete
in the finals of the Mid-City Queen
Beauty and Popularity Contest be
ing sponsored by the Omaha Guide
and Amvets Post No. 2.
The 26 finalists are: Jeanne Rudd
2865 Ohio St.; Nellie Taylor, 2010
No. 20th St.; Doris Newland, 2908
Franklin; Mary Harris, 2308 No.
29th St.; Ann Smitherman, Alt
house Beauty School; Margaret
King, 2626 Decatur St.; Rosdtfts
Stewart, 2431 Patrick St.; Delores
Steel, 3021 U St.; Carol Collins,
2807 R St.; Caldonia Burch, 1525
No. 28 St.; Azelia Williams. 6015
So. 19th St.; Jaunda Ruffin, The
“9” Center; Mae Partridge, Victory
Beauty Salon; Roxie Anderson,
2719 Maple St.; Mary Lou Wilson,
2507 Franklin St.; Annabelle King,
2422 Erskine St.; Pearl Faulkner,
2117 Maple St.; Adelaide Murdock,
2412 No. 24th St.; Addie Hall Gil
more, 2523 No. 20th St.; Willa Mae
Morgan, 2829 Decatur St.; Martha
Lee Williams, Frazier Bros. Cafe;
Erma Smith, 2115 Burdette St.;
Almita Cole, 2918 No. 26th St.:
Hazel Wainwright, 2609 No. 22r.d
St.; Rowena Sudduth, 2828 R St.;
Lyda Montgomery, 2023 Ohio St.
TO EXCEED 12.000
With the nomination closed and
the contest at the half way mark,
nearly 5000 Omaha Guide readers
have voted on their choice for Miss
Mid-City Queen. On this basis, the
Adjudging Committee is predicting
a total vote of more than 12,000
Such overwhelming interest would
set an all-time record for Public
Interest in Civic-Social events.
Event Officials attribute the
phenominal public response to the
; timeliness of the contest and the
whole-hearted cooperation of all or
ganizations and individuals. Some
of the organizations sponsoitng
candidates are as follows: Alpha
Omegas; Sharp Inn Cafe; Waiters
Key Club; American Legion; Bell
Telephone employees; American Le
gion, Roosevelt Post No. 30; Le
gion Auxiliary; CIO; Govt, em
ployees; YWCA; Althouse Beauty
school;; Northside Beauty school;
V. Watson Beauty school; three
Ilasel »aintcrightf "Miss Gabby's Skelly Service Station”
Azelia Williams, “Miss Albright”
contestants sponsored Dy souin
Omaha concerns and one from Al
bright; the “9” Center; Victory
Beauty Salon; Cherokee Temple
No. 223; Johnson’s Drug store;
Neils Cafe; Logan Fontenlle Apts;
Gabby Watson's Service station
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Note: Contestants will meet at
Amvets Hall Sunday, Sept. 22nd
at 4 p. m. for rehearsal.
LEGHORN, Italy—Malcolm Cot
ton, program director of the Am
erican Red Cross Cictory Club here
was one of two Negroes to be
awarded the Medal of Freedom for
meritorious service to the armed
forces in a recent ceremony in the
office of Brig. Gen. Kenneth Blood.
Millard Woods, the other Negro to
be honored, returned to the United
States last October, and is employ
ed by the Muskegon Heights, Mi
chigan, Citizens Recreation Assn,
as a social worker.
Mr. Cotton, whose home is in
New York City, was due to arrive
in the United States on Sept. 18.
The award was given him for ma
king himself ‘invaluable to all sol
diers that have sought advice and
Red Cross aid’, his deportment cre
ating and cementing a splendid in
tercolor relationship.'
Mr. Woods, formerly of 1946 S.
St., Lincoln, Nebr. received the
award for particularly meritorious
work and advice in developing the
Leghorn Victory Club. He had been
overseas since 1943 as a director
of various clubs.
Cannot Query
Jurors on KKK
week refused the right to question
prospective jurors on their feelings
of race prejudice, NAACP lawyers
defending the 25 Negroes charged
with attempted murder in Colum
bia, Tenn. riots are finding now
that they cannot even ask jurors
questions about the Ku Klux Klan.
Judge Joe M. Ingrahm declared
the Klan matter was settled when
he asked three short questions of
the veniremen in a group. They
were, did you men ever belong to
the KKK, Do you believe in law
and order?. Do you believe in tak
ing the law in your own hands?
Defense counsels have had to use
batches of their peremptory chal
lenges in an effort to keep admit
ted KKK members and sympathi
zers off the jury, and it is expec
ted they will have exhausted their
200 peremptorys in a couple of
Nine jurors were chosen from
the first two panels of 542 Law
renceburg natives. The tenth has
been picked from the third panel
of 169 who are still being exam
ined, although Leon Ransom, law
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Willa Mae Morgan, “Miss American Legion Auxiliary'”
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Addie Hall Gilmore, “Miss Logan Fonlenelle Apts”
NAACP Adopts
Political Action Program
NEW YORK, Sept. 12th—The
tradition-shattering action taken
at the 37th annual conference of
NAACP branches, paving the way
for political action, became a firm
ly established element in the As
sociation’s program when the 2JA
ACP Board of Directors accepted
the recommendations of a special
six-man committee which had been
appointed to study the plan.
Particular emphasis was given
that section of the special commi
ttee’s report which provided safe
; guards for maintaining the non
partisan policies of the Associat
ion. Members of the committee, 3
of whom were elected by delegates
representing more than 1,000 bra
nches with a total membership of
535,000 and three by the NAACP
Board of Directors, included Mag
istrate Joseph H. Rainey, Phila
delphia, Atty. David M. Grant, St
Louis, Mo.; Mrs. Lillie M. Jack
son Baltimore, Md.; Dr. Channing
H. Tobias; Mr. Palmer Weber and
Arthur Spingarn, all of New York
City. Also present at t'^j meeting
in New York's Willkie Memorial
Building was the Association's ex
ecutive secretary, Walter White.
It was clearly pointed out at
the New York meeting that the
Association does not endorse ei
ther party or an individual asso
ciated with a party for election
purposes. However, the politically
influencial membership was urged
to examine issues and candidates.
There was an implied realization
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Mae Partridge, “Miss Victory Beauty Salon”
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Martha Lee Williams, “Miss Frazier Brothers Cafe”
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Lyda Montgomery, “Miss Bell Telephone Elevator Girls'’